Vidya Balan, the supremely talented Bollywood actress was supposed to make her Malayalam debut, with the Kamala Surayya biopic Aami. But as per the latest updates, Vidya has backed out from the Kamal-directed project.
Reportedly, the actress has been receiving threats from various religious groups, due to the controversial nature of the movie. The recent controversies regarding Kamal, the director of the project is also a reason for Vidya's decision.
Kamal has been heavily criticised for his comments on the Government decision to play National Anthem in the theatres. Reportedly, the director's stand hasn't gone well with Vidya Balan, who prefers to stay away from controversies.
Reportedly, Aami is based on Kamala Surayya's biopic Ente Kadha and some other literary works based on her life. The audiences and media are quite sure that the movie will evoke controversies,
Initially, the team was planning to begin the shoot of Aami in September 2015, but it was delayed multiple times due to Vidya's unavailability. Rumour mills had speculated that the project has been shelved.
But director Kamal and Vidya's PR team slammed the rumours immediately. Aami, which is written by Kamal himself, also has some prominent actors including Prithviraj, Murali Gopy, and Anoop Menon in the star cast.